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Valor Friday

| May 20, 2022 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

Picture this. It’s 6 June, 1944. You’re a young lieutenant in the US Army’s 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (the same regiment as the famous Band of Brothers). After being scattered all over the Normandy countryside, you and your men have regrouped and are pushing the war on the Germans at […]

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Captain motorboats subordinate during promotion ceremony, is allowed to retire

| May 19, 2022 | 90 Comments
Captain motorboats subordinate during promotion ceremony, is allowed to retire

How this happens in 2022 is just amazing. The article says this guy is a mustang officer who participated in the Invasion of Panama. So he’s been in the Army for 30 years or more. Has this been OK at any point in that time? From the officer in command of an outpost no less. […]

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Valor Friday

| May 13, 2022 | 12 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing my series of those who’ve served in more than one Army, I have an American today. Joseph Beyrle was the third of seven kids born to German immigrant parents in 1923 Michigan. He enlisted into the US Army in June 1942 and volunteered for the nascent paratroopers. He turned down a baseball scholarship to […]

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Valor Friday

| May 6, 2022 | 7 Comments
Valor Friday

I have something of a bit of a series I’ll be starting here, men who fought in more than one army. I’ve already talked about two, the legendary “Soldier of Three Armies” Larry Thorne (Finnish Army, German Wehrmacht, and American Army) and Richard Stern (Imperial German and American Army). Fighting for multiple countries was actually, […]

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Army officer convicted at first known COVID court martial

| May 4, 2022 | 31 Comments
Army officer convicted at first known COVID court martial

US Army First Lieutenant Mark Bashar, a former Air Force NCO, has been convicted by a judge at a special court martial for failing to follow lawful orders. His crimes? Not wearing a mask indoors and, now this is the big one, showing up to work! The monster. All hail Pfauci, for he is The […]

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One paratrooper dead, three injured in training crash

| May 2, 2022 | 9 Comments
One paratrooper dead, three injured in training crash

Poetrooper sends in the unfortunate reminder that training for war can be as deadly as war itself. From American Military News; One U.S. soldier was killed and three other soldiers injured in a military vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Fort Bragg, the XVIII Airborne Corps confirmed to American Military News on Friday. The deceased soldier […]

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Army officer receives promotion to BG 100 years after his death

| May 1, 2022 | 12 Comments
Army officer receives promotion to BG 100 years after his death

Here’s an interesting one. Charles Young is an inspiring historical figure. Born to enslaved parents in 1864 Kentucky he would become one of the first black men to attend West Point (scoring second-highest on the entrance exam). His father had escaped slavery in 1865 and served with the 5th United States Colored Heavy Artillery Regiment […]

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The death of Specialist Bishop Evans

| April 28, 2022 | 22 Comments
The death of Specialist Bishop Evans

As ninja keeps reminding us, a Texas National Guard soldier tragically gave his life at the Rio Grande this week to save a couple of illegal border crossers. More information has come out now on the death of Specialist Bishop Evans that make it even more tragic. Necessary safety equipment for conducting water rescues was […]

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